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 Please note that both Cam and Uley surgeries will be CLOSED for staff training on Tuesday 27 February 2018 from 1.00pm - 5.30pm.

For a medical emergency please call 01453 540066.

For minor injuries please use The Vale Hospital.

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 New Spring Newsletter coming soon Spring 2018

 

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Please click on the headings below to see details about the screening programme available to men 65 years and over.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening 

AAA Screening Notice

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Nominate a Pharmacy for your Repeat Medication

The NHS and Doctors are encouraging patients  to nominate a pharmacy so that repeat prescriptions can be sent electronically direct to your chosen chemist. This is more efficient and much safer as paper prescriptions can go astray or be delayed. It also saves you time as it speeds up your collection time.

Electronic prescriptions have a dedicated trail and can always be found and tracked.

To implement this, it would be appreciated if patients  could confirm their choice of local Pharmacy/chemist they would like to collect their repeat medications from in the future.

Please contact the Dispensary on 014538 860459 or alternatively, when you place your next repeat prescription order with the dedicated Prescription Ordering Centre (01453 519219) you can nominate your choice of pharmacy with them.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Ear Irrigation/Ear Syringing

Please note that this procedure will not be performed routinely at the practice from 1st April 2018 following new guidelines from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Gloucestershire.

Ear wax is a normal build-up of dead cells, hair, foreign materials such as dust and natural wax which forms a protective coating on the skin in the ear canal. The quantity of ear wax produced varies from person to person. You only need to remove ear wax if it is causing symptoms such as dulled hearing or when fitting a hearing aid.

If you think that you have ear wax, do not try to clean the ear canal with a cotton bud. This can make things worse, as you will push some ear wax deeper inside. It may also cause an ear infection.

Ear drops alone will clear a plug of ear wax in most cases. These can be bought from pharmacies. Bulb syringing is a safe alternative way to remove ear wax and can also be bought at pharmacies if the drops have not worked. Self-care guidelines with more information and step-by-step instructions are available to download by clicking on the heading below or collect from reception.

Ear irrigation (ear syringing) is only recommended in rare instances where the ear drops and bulb syringing have failed to work. Ear syringing can lead to ear infections, perforated ear drums and Tinnitus (persistent noise), so therefore, it should only be performed in exceptional circumstances.

If you think that you have a persisting problem with wax despite taking the above measures, please make an appointment with your GP or a nurse to discuss.

Ear Irrigation/Ear Syringing Self-care Guidelines

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Family and Friends Test

Have your say! Next time you pop into the surgery, pick up a Friends and Family Test questionnaire and leave your feedback. Alternatively, click the link below and leave your feedback here.

http://fft.mysurgeryintranet.co.uk/surveys/2275/take-our-survey

Pharmacy Service Survey   

Help the locality get an idea of the Pharmaceutical needs for Gloucestershire by answering this questionnaire about how often you access a Pharmacywww.gloucestershire.gov.uk/yourpharmacy

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